So you think your president was “scandal free”? Your president brought transparency like no other? You’re probably still wrong. Every President has had scandals. Even your favorite had missteps. Just because you weren’t alive at the time doesn’t mean today is the worst ever.

1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James K. Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln

17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford B. Hayes
20. James A. Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland
25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William H. Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren G. Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert C. Hoover
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

33. Harry S. Truman
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
37. Richard M. Nixon
38. Gerald R. Ford
39. James Earl Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
41. George H.W. Bush
42. William J. Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack H. Obama
45. Donald Trump
46. Joseph R. Biden Jr.

What’s the purpose of this?
There’s a lot of one-sided information floating around. We want to create a central site where you and your friends can find sources and ratings on your favorite and least favorite presidents.

We don’t have the resources to research everything by ourselves in real time. We promise to diligently work through each President, and we accept help from you the proletariat in completing our work.

A quick note on Whataboutism: This is not the point of the page. Often someone will claim “My president would never do” or “At least my president was scandal free” and then bombard each other with partisan top search links. However, your president did actually do X and was in fact part of a scandal.

Educate, don’t berate, and spread some truth!

Our Methods
1. Scandals: A scandal is something that was national news or a story that generated controversy. No scandal has been made up by us. Our ratings are based on the fact-checker standard of “Context and Missing Context” to determine the severity. Please inform us if we are missing a scandal or a source to better make judgments.

2. Sourcing: We will link all the sources we used to find out the fact pattern. If you think we misread a source, let us know.

3. Factuality: A scandal is only included if there are sources detailing it and the candidate was involved. Accusations are not scandals unless investigated. Minor officials in the bureaucracy are not Presidential. Also, events that occurred outside the presidency will only be included if it happened during their public life or the same scandal occurred later during their public life.

4. Standards: We will attempt to include everything relevant. If something is considered relevant but we don’t believe it to be, we will still explain why and link it. However, our opinions of journalists, news outlets, and writers will be just as fair as they are in their coverage of events. If we missed something, let us know.

5. Correcting Us: If you think you found something we missed or didn’t include a scandal where we should have, there are some rules. If you don’t follow them, we will just ignore you. Here are the categories: First, it must not be covered in any source we linked or it must substantively change the fact pattern (E.g. your feeling a fact we covered is more severe than we think it is does not qualify as a correction, just part of the discussion).
Second, we covered a scandal somewhere else and the same scandal occurred under a different president.
Third, There is a compelling argument using our own sources that the President was involved or linked. (E.G EPA regulations aren’t presidential scandals, but if the President starts praising that regulation which lead to something scandalous, he’s now linked)
Fourth, It isn’t covered but it was national news and a scandal.